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August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Gailes named Pine Hill’s new police chief

Nikisha Gailes is the third African-American female to be named police chief in Alabama.  Gailes was serving Pine Hill as acting police chief after the resignation of former chief John Brown. More...

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Editorials

Food; the common love language of the south

There is a book called The Five Love Languages, which tells you how different types of people show their love – through actions, words, service and so on. In the south, we all have a common love language, food. Food is the way we show love. More...

Alfa and EBSCO also Alabama grown

Last week we discussed the legendary story of Aflac. Three more remarkable business success stories are just as magnificent. Again, all three of these companies are Alabama born and raised fairytale ventures.  More...

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School

Johnson named Intern of the Week

The Thomasville High School work-based learning program announced that Mikayla Johnson has been selected as the “Intern of the Week” at Thomasville Elementary School. More...

THS starts a choral program

One of the goals that Charles Alford had when he became the principal at THS was to start a choral program.  More...

Broadus named Employee of the Week

The Thomasville High School work-based learning program announced that Mallory Broadus has been selected as the "Employee of the Week" at Big Mike's Steakhouse. More...

Sports

Boykin WMA is no more

Scotch Wildlife Management Area is one of several large parcels of land statewide managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for public hunting and other outdoor recreational activities.  The 19,480-acre tract draws More...

THS and SWHS to kick off season Friday

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team will travel Friday, Aug. 21, to Nolan Atkins Stadium in Sweet Water for the annual contest between two proud football programs. Kickoff for the game is 7 p.m.  More...

Volleyball team prepares for season

Senior Ashleigh Kidd and the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers volleyball team worked on fundamentals Monday afternoon in the THS gym. THS opens the 2015 regular season Aug. More...

Fun at Meet the Tigers

Thomasville High School and Sweet Water High School square off in their first game of the season Friday night at Victory Field in Sweet Water.   More...

County sets up cameras at dumps

The Clarke County Commission voted last week to purchase seven game cameras to be used for surveillance at illegal dumping sites around the county.  Cost of the cameras is less than $100 each, commissioner Bill Taylor said Monday.  More...

TPD warns about phone scammers

The Thomasville Police Department has received several complaints from citizens advising them that they are receiving phone calls from people impersonating “IRS Investigators.” These scam artists are saying that you owe a substantial amou More...

Macon man arrested for scam

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Macon County man Friday, Aug. 14 for extortion and elderly abuse (financial exploitation). More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Family meets every Thursday night   Family anonymous is a support group for friends and family of people who have an addiction to drugs, an abusive partner and any other addictions.  More...

People

Gaffney–McCurdy exchange vows

Nancy Wright Gaffney and Nicholas Thomas McCurdy exchanged wedding vows and were united in holy matrimony by the Reverend Jerry Eugene Temple on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at six o’clock in the evening at The Waterside Chapel in Palmetto Bluff in More...

Salvation Army accepting applications for Angel Tree

The Salvation Army will begin accepting Angel Tree registration on Sept. 22 and 24; Oct. 6, 8, 13, 15 between the hours of 9- 11 a.m. More...

When we were kids, we really roughed it

My sisters and I gathered at David’s in Monroeville with our families this past weekend to celebrate our mother’s birthday. My youngest sister and her family live in Jackson and the middle sister and her daughter live in Crestview, Fla. More...

Religion

Vineland Baptist conducts VBS

“Get on Fire for God” was the theme for Bible school at Vineland Baptist Church. Fifteen children were enrolled for the three day school. More...

Don’t be ‘Catty’, come to Jesus

Saturday afternoon I took Maddie, our Schnauzer, and Tiger, the cat that took up residence at our place several months ago, to be inoculated against rabies.  It is a travesty of justice that anyone should be required to take a cat to have a rabi More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Thomasville Baptist hosting Marvelous Mondays   Thomasville Baptist Church is hosting Marvelous Mondays throughout August.  Aug. 24 Dr. Ed Litton will speak and the music will be by Greg Clardy.  Aug. 31 the speaker will be Dr. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed  Aug. 6-12   Richard Neal Gilchrist, to Richard Neal Gilchrist.  A. Wayne May, to Almay LLC.  H. Rodney Chancey, to Robert Dunagan.  Michael L. Williams, to Michael R. Williams.  Judy J. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Aug 16:  Ruby C. Bridges – driving under the influence of alcohol.  More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cannon

Herbert Elmer Cannon, Jr., 84 of Linden, died Aug. 15, 2015 at his home.  He was born July 7, 1931 in Linden.  He was a retired pastor after serving over 40 years. He was a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church.  More...

East

Charles Randall East, 58 of Thomasville, died Aug. 12, 2015 at his home.  He was born June 10, 1958 in Phenix City.  More...

Freeman

Pearl Black Freeman, 79, of Sweet Water, died Aug. 12, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary.  She was born June 20, 1936 in Haver Hill, Mass. More...